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Today, A Guy in the Checkout Line Laughed At Me…

So I asked him, “what’s so funny?”

“It’s not you”, he said. “It’s just good to be be back in Silicon Valley!” And he pointed at my keys.


Doesn’t everybody use a thumb drive as their key fob?

Other signs you may be a Geek: ¹
* You ‘text’ and/or ‘surf’ while walking/skateboarding/riding bicycle/driving.
* You know that BIOS is pronounced “bye-ose”.
* You recently partitioned your hard drive so you could dual-boot to the latest Ubuntu.

¹ Here at T4E Headquarters, “Geek” is a complimentary term.

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April 7, 2010 - Posted by | computers


  1. Laughing here… I hit in all categories…



    Comment by Ramblinrick | April 9, 2010 | Reply

    • Rick,
      Dabbling with the mighty penguin, eh? I used to do that a couple times a year…

      Folks, I wasn’t worried about Rick. He writes a daily tech blog that is on my “must read list”. Visit What’s On My PC… and find out why, won’t you?


      Comment by techpaul | April 9, 2010 | Reply

  2. Well I fall in that catagory, but I am geek chick. I carry usb drives all the time in my pockets and yes I know how to pronounce BIOS. LOL……


    Comment by Cappydawg | April 9, 2010 | Reply

  3. I also dual boot one of my netbooks too….


    Comment by Cappydawg | April 9, 2010 | Reply

    • Well, that’s all very impressive Cappydawg… but is one of those thumb drives 32 GBs???

      Ha! Just kidding. My largest is an 8.. What, they’re up to 64GB’s now?

      There are a few other “Geek symptoms” to be on the lookout for (as there are only 00000010 kinds of people in the world; those who know binary and..) — as well as outright telltales.
      Change your internal IP from 192.168.x.x to 10.0.x.x? You’re a Geek!


      Comment by techpaul | April 9, 2010 | Reply

  4. My biggest drive is 8gb too. And you are right about 2 kinds of people in the world.


    Comment by Cappydawg | April 10, 2010 | Reply

    • Cappydawg,
      Though I sometimes cheat, and use the Windows Calculator’s “scientific” mode for my binary, it is absolutely required (by me) for me to interpret-olizate into hexadecimal.
      Now that IPv6 is here, I guess I’m going to have to brush up.


      Comment by techpaul | April 10, 2010 | Reply

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